Greenwood Carving Courses

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Spoon carving
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Fan Bird Carving
Ash splint course students
Ash splint basket making

Craft workshops 2024
Learn greenwood craft skills on my fun, short courses. Courses make great presents; the memories and skills last long after the day itself and the hands-on real life experience is a perfect antidote to the stresses of the virtual world. All my courses are equally suitable for complete beginners and experienced woodworkers looking to expand their skills.
Please note: you must be over 18 to attend these courses.

Private workshops
For more freedom of dates, you may prefer to book a private workshop for yourself or with friends at your own venue. Take a look at my blog to see details from a previous private spoon carving workshop. Please email me stevetomlin8[at] for details

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Spoon Carving 2024




Carving wooden spoons is a fantastic hobby that has become hugely popular recently. Turning a tree into your own practical and unique wooden spoon using an axe and special carving knives is inspiring, engaging and addictive! No experience needed, you’ll learn step-by-step in a safe and fun atmosphere. Check out my spoon carving patterns available on Etsy.

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Fan Bird Carving 2024

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Learn to carve these amazing and beautiful birds from a single piece of wood without any glue. We will look at selecting wood and preparing it for carving before you learn to carve your own birds using simple tools and my own specially developed techniques. If you can’t get to a course, I have instructions for how to carve a fan bird available in my Etsy store.

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Ash Splint Basket making 2024

pounded ash splint basket making course UK



An ash log is pounded to separate the individual growth ring layers which are woven into lightweight, elegant and strong baskets. Traditionally carried out in the US, I learned to make these baskets with April Stone, a native maker from Wisconsin. You will learn about pounding, grading and preparing splints and the skills to weave a practical and beautiful fruit basket. Also check out my downloadable guide to ash splints and making your first basket on Etsy


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